With Ruby on Rails I've usually used Forgery for generating dummy data for testing. I've noticed recently that several clients and tutorials are using Faker They both seem fairly similar in use ...
We keep repeating "you have to pull first" (this is git and github by the way). Then you code a little, then get your tests to pass, then commit, then pull and push again. We give tutorial links, ...
I've never been really convinced of the advantages that you get by switching over to RSpec from Test::Unit in Ruby on Rails (despite reading from time to time about RSpec). What is it about RSpec ...